Is Watching Porn Really That Bad For You


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There is no specific area left for porn in the brain.  The brains of those watching sex look like the brains of those having it. Porn floods your body with bonding hormone oxytocin, which is the chemical that turns you into a repeat customer. The racking time for an average man can be considered to be about 40 minutes a week. Far be it for us to say whether this is a realistic estimate.
Hitting play raises your respiration rate and blood pressure – among other things, of course. It is not penis alone that is in play when the muscles relax and, blood is redirected below the belt. Brain areas associated with motive and reward light up. These are the areas that are stimulated when presented with anything you get an illicit high from, be it drugs or dessert.
Repetition of a specific behaviour is an addiction, which makes anybody feel good.  We feel good because we release certain hormones like dopamine. The more dopamine we release, the better we feel and chances of us wanting to repeat the same behaviour.
For those who watch pornography regularly, there are a variety of symptoms that manifest themselves among males. Do any of these symptoms apply to you?

Typical problems due to Porn Addiction
There are erection problems, both achieving and maintaining.
You experience delayed ejaculation.
You masturbate more with porn than without.
You don't get as excited masturbating without porn than with.
Using porn, you develop fetishes and sexual thoughts regarding matters you would not have encountered.
Your libido is very much controlled. This has made you depressed with fatigue. Also, your energy levels are low and you have low interest or satisfaction in life.
The porn figures arouse you more compared to real lively women.
You experience irrational anxieties when you think about sex.
For you, watching porn is much more interesting compared to having live sex.
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In World Wide Web you come across an infinite stream of boobs, and ‘super-hot' women continuously in a time span of 10 minutes than our ancestors could in multiple lifetimes.
Sensitization — > the more porn you watch, the more associations with porn you are going to make when facing stimuli which can induce these thoughts. Google provides incognito browsing function in Google Chrome's browser so as to surf the web anonymously. There will be no visible trace on your computer. If you are used to watching porn on a computer and are afraid of leaving traces, this is a perfect solution for that. For addicts, associations are developed to have mass watching. Due to the rewired nerve connections in the brain, the reward circuitry gets stimulated with cues related to the addiction.
Hypofrontality — > Reduced impulse control and weakened the ability to foresee consequences. You become an addict, if you keep on watching porn, it becomes difficult to control yourselves and you will not be even bothered by the consequences involved.
Dysfunctional stress circuits — > Chances of a relapse increase.  With Dopamine, the activity occurs through the brains main stress area in a way that it increases the activity of the brain due to which there is possible addiction relapse. That is why often time's addicts relapse during stressful periods in life.
Addicts undergo many brain-related changes under the influence of an addiction. This is a comparatively new field, hence Research in this field so far is limited. The addict to compulsive pornography acts similar to the same brain activity as alcohol and drugs addicts.
Due to the availability of commitment-free sex with multiple partners, Pornography is any day a primary problem for men. Throughout human evolution, a man's reproductive success increased if he inseminated as many women as possible—ideally, those who were young and beautiful since both qualities signalled fertility and health. "Men still have instinctual preferences today because those preferences served a reproductive purpose for their ancestors," he says. "Men's modern environment has changed dramatically, but their evolved sexual preferences have not." A man's physical response to porn—faster heart rate, increased blood-flow, erection—is preceded by a deeper neurological process, which scientists have attempted to capture through brain scans. The results have varied widely.
"Pornographic images seem to activate a man's visual system in a manner that goes beyond just looking at trees or even people," says Struthers. "It's almost like a high-definition signal compared with a standard signal."
There could be major changes in behaviour as in the case of cocaine addicts which establish widely exploited argument against porn.
"Essentially the decision-making system is turning itself over to the experience; it's almost like the men are hypnotized," he says. "This is the classic male stereotype: When men think with what's below, they don't make good decisions." Or, the decisions are made for them.
Mirror Neutron System is a part of the brain for stimulating the action of other humans. The motivating power of porn has been linked by scientists to the "mirror neuron system." The content suits men's sexual interests more than that of women. Due to this Man's neurological response to porn is especially strong. Men crave for casual sex without the threat of disease or unwanted pregnancy as shown in the erotic depictions.
One will get aroused more quickly and intensely with hard-core pornography. "When there is more action, more intensity of emotion—it doesn't necessarily have to be a positive emotion; it can just be intensity—then arousal increases."
The craving for casual sex due to visual stimulation is amplified as per suggestion from recent research. In a recent study, for example, Wright found that men who use porn are more likely to have multiple partners and extramarital sex.
Casual sex was always on the increase with a viewing of pornography, but the reverse wasn't true. Every man who looks at porn fantasizes about slapping women or ejaculating on them, which are two common behaviours seen in top-selling adult videos, according to a recent University of Arkansas study.
The sexual expectations of a young guy who frequent on porn sites will have potential influence. The distinction between casual and problematic use may have less to do with frequency and more with masturbation.
The success of a woman stays in selecting a guy with both resources and an interest in parenting. "Women are often distressed by men's porn use because they feel it's personal, that he must not think she's good enough," Bridges says. "But it's almost never personal."
Even if this issue cannot be taken as personal, but a personal impact is very much present. Sexual media use is consistently linked to lower relationship satisfaction in men. The unrealistic depictions in porn may alter men's sexual expectations (it's that same sexual-script theory, causing trouble again), so their frustration mounts, says Morgan.

What about women?
There is a heavy difference in sexuality perception between men and women. Men and women have different sexual cues. Simply put, men are primarily visually and externally focused and women are primarily psychologically and internally focused. Among men, porn is an individual aspect, and psychological and physical arousal is intertwined together.  They watch a porn-video, masturbate, get an orgasm and are done. There is no link between psychological and physical arousal in women. For women, porn is more of a social thing. Reading erotic novels is a passion for men; discuss the subject on forums with discussions about sex and getting an orgasm regularly.

Why is porn actually bad?
It prevents you from actually taking action and makes yourself presentable to another member of our species. Why is it bad to watch porn? It is an individual question for each and everybody. If you are forgetting your responsibilities and potential and stay with porn all through, then it is bad. You are watching porn to forget the world around you and numb yourselves, this is the definitely destructive manner of addicting yourselves to porn.
As a beginner in porn watching one non-moving nipple slip is sufficient to reach an orgasm. The same pornographic material won't excite you and you feel compelled to explore novel endeavours. The mix of chemicals prolactin and vasopressin is released by the brain as a result. This is the reason you hit your pillow hard after orgasm. Erotic films causing surges in testosterone provides a different kind of session that can improve your squat strength at the gym. Consider it a pre-workout with less concerning tingles.
Delayed ejaculation is a problem often followed by erectile dysfunctions. Slowly, earlier genres of porn become unsatisfying. Masturbating without porn becomes difficult or unsatisfying, and losing erection while attempting penetration are some common difficulties. Shame and a decrease of one's self-worth are often the psychological results.

High fidelity
Porn also pumps out the pleasure chemical dopamine. The brain is encouraged to repeat the viewings again. A mixed emotional state can be provoked due to this. If you feel guilty, chalk it up to societal stigmas – it's not necessarily a reflection of your partner. In fact, research has shown that married users are less likely to cheat.

Happy ending
There's no ‘safe' upper limit, though it is advised capping your habit at a maximum of two hours a week. Stay below that to beat off the blues.